Midlands latest: Lambert fumes at Koeman comments; former Leicester ace could be set for return

We bring you the latest news from Stoke City, Leicester City, Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

1) Cameron’s Stoke future uncertain

Geoff Cameron’s Stoke City future appears uncertain after reports emerged today that he had handed in a transfer request at the club.

Although the rumours have been denied, the American international defender was left out of the Stoke squad for their opening Premier League fixture and it is thought that he could be on his way out.

A host of Premier League clubs have reportedly been interested in Cameron and may make an offer in the near future.

2) Sol Bamba set for Leicester City return

Sol Bamba could be in line for a return to Leicester City, according to reports.

The defender left the club in 2012 to join Trabzonspor, but could be brought back after the Turkish club allowed his contract to expire this summer.

3) Lambert fumes at Koeman

Paul Lambert has revealed his anger at Ronald Koeman for publically declaring his interest in Ron Vlaar.

The new Southampton boss said that Vlaar, who Aston Villa are desperate to keep, would be a player he would love to have with him on the south-coast and Lambert is raging that he discussed his player in public.

"I think he is disrespecting when talking about other team's players when they are still their players," he said. "I think that's wrong.

"I wouldn't mind if he picked up the phone, but you don't go public on it. That's the thing that annoyed me the most and the stance is still exactly the same with Ron."

The Dutch international, who had a brilliant World Cup, has only one year left on his contract at Villa Park meaning they may have to sell if the right offer comes in.

4) Christian Gamboa to be assessed by West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion new-boy Christian Gamboa will be assessed by the club before being thrown into first-team action.

The Costa Rican international moved to the Hawthorns this summer, but manager Alan Irvine wants to see him in a competitive match before playing him in the Premier League.

It means that an under 21 fixture could be arranged for the right-back to get his chance to impress the management hierarchy at his new club.

“What we’ve got to do is assess him and find out where he is,” said Irvine.

“He came in on Saturday and we will look at him again. We’ll do a report on him that I got on Brown and Jason. We will see where he is physically.

“Cristian has got great energy and athleticism as we saw in the World Cup, so we would hope he can get up to the right physical level quickly.

“But there is more to it than that. There is the football level, the technical and tactical part of that.

“Obviously we will arrange a game if we need to arrange a game.”

5) Kenny Jackett may use loan market

Kenny Jackett may have to look towards the loan market, after struggling to land permanent additions for Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer.

The Championship club have missed out on a host of targets during the transfer window, only completing two deals, and Jackett admits that he may now have to revise his strategy to bring some players in.

“Sometimes you can take a player on loan, have a look at him and convert it to a permanent if he does well,” he said.

“It’s something we’ll use if we need to. If we can add before the transfer window shuts we will, but it doesn’t suddenly stop there."

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